Hauling a flip over shack

11/15/14 @ 8:32 AM
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Animated1
Animated1
USER since 1/20/09
I have a Frabill Trecker and like other flip over styles, I would think that that all have the same issue I do. When packing it up off the ice, what does one do to keep the tent nice and tight around the inner side of the sled? It always seems to fill up the sled and then I have to move it around to get my gear in the sled. Is there a specific method for collapsing the tent? Does anyone have any tips that would help with this? Thinking about bungee cords and drilling holes in the sled to latch them on to.
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11/27/14 @ 3:21 AM
jbird68
jbird68
USER since 1/24/05
I think adding bungee cords would work. I would drill 3 holes in the side and add eyebolts to the outside. Fasten the bungee to the inside somehow. Then all you need to do is pull the bungee up and over the top and place the hook in the eyebolt to hold back the tent. Each eyebolt would have two fender washers and two nuts. I put eyebolts on the side of my sled to use a anchor points for securing to ice anchors when it is windy.

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11/15/14 @ 11:24 AM
cds
cds
USER since 9/18/01
I have a second sled for gear like was mentioned. Everything's bungeed down there.

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11/15/14 @ 10:59 AM
brews4995
brews4995
USER since 4/2/10
I don't worry about it too much. I just push the cover as far to the side with the poles and that is where I usually put the auger. As long as you put your cover on the end of your auger, and don't have anything sharp touching the cover, if something lays on the cover I don't have a problem with it. If you fish by yourself, leave one of the seats behind, they take up the most space.

I used to be able to put my power auger, a heater, one seat, and 3 five gallon pails in mine standing up and still get the cover it came with on. Now I have a carrier on my atv that the auger sits in so that freed up a ton of room in my shack. For me it works better to load all your gear up first and then put the seats in last on top upside down, they take up to much space in their sitting position.

If you don't want anything on the cover, get a second otter sled and pull it behind your flip over, but again, I wouldn't worry about some gear being on the cover.

I would rather a pail or my auger sit on the cover on the inside than have some of the cover be hanging outside and drag across the ice while transporting. That will wear a hole in it mighty quickly.

Edited on 11/15/14 11:03 AM
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11/15/14 @ 10:40 AM
Animated1
Animated1
USER since 1/20/09
I'm talking about the tent getting bundled up in the sled where I like to put my auger, bait, and other gear. Is there a way to keep it nice and tight so I don't have to move it around when outing gear in my sled.

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11/15/14 @ 8:52 AM
cds
cds
USER since 9/18/01
http://frabill.com/shelter-transport-covers.html

I don't have the trekker but have 3 other flip-top portables. I seldom move one any distance at all without the cover on....whether pulling by hand,snowmobile or wheeler,or in the back on my truck.

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